Monday, August 24, 2009

What a weekend!

Katie went to the lake this weekend with Grandma and Grandpa.

Before she left, we had a long question and answer with her about going.

Are you going to be sad if mommy isn't there?


Are you going to cry if mommy isn't there?


You know mommy isn't coming to the lake, right?


So after that, and a cute comment about "remember when Jakie went to the lake last time and we went to that place (the pow wow)... we should do that again" she was off.

No teary phone calls or any concern about Mommy all weekend, okay except for the comment on Friday night that she wanted her mommy, Katie was fine.

Me and John watched Jacob move around the living room without actually seeming to move... Just one minute he was in one spot and the next he was across the room. I should video this so we can play it back to see what really happens.

Oh, and he can sit up all by himself. I'll lay him down and a few seconds later, he's on his tummy and then pushing himself up to sitting. It's crazy. I saw it on Friday night and I was shocked. John was all like "I told you he was sitting up on his own... didn't you belive me?" But I didn't really get it till I saw him do it. He's so big!

We spent most of the weekend doing what we usually do. Changing diapers, feeding bottles, doing laundry, dishes... but it was fun to watch Jake do his baby thing. Usually he's watching Katie play and be a kid so this was new.

He also ate carrots and made a funny face with the first few bites. He got over that and started opening his mouth when he was ready for more. He has a big appetite.

Grandma and Grandpa... want to come over for dinner again?

John had an interview (we're not holding our breath on this one though) on Wednesday evening but it was a ways away and he had to pick Joe up (he had an interview at the same place) so he had to leave before I got home from work. Grammy and Grampy saved the day! They came over at about 3:30, after Grandpa had his eye surgery that same morning, to watch the kids.

When me, mom and dad got home, the house smelled wonderful! Grandma made a roast and salad and the whole deal.

Here's Grammy and Katie (Katie didn't want her pic taken. That's the first shot. The second shot was me being sneaky and catching her after she thought I was alllll done.)

Katie with an attitude:

Sneaky mommy getting the shot anyway:

I love that dinner. It's so homey and Grandma made gravy. Gravy... I think it looks so simple but deceptively so. I think you have to have at least 60 years on you before you can even come close to good gravy making skills. You may also have to know how to make stuffing from the actual bird parts before gravy skills can be mastered. I hope not though. I don't think I'll ever attempt that. It's pretty gross when you think about where that stuff has been. I'll stick to stovetop. On the other hand, I have mastered ramin noodles... but that's another post.

I did invite them for dinner when I talked to Grandma earlier in the day but my offering was frozen pizza... Luckily grandma already had the roast up her sleeve.

So we ate and talked and ate lots. Katie ate everything on her plate (okay, so I may have helped toward the end but she did pretty well).

I made a cake after dinner and we visited while it baked. John got home and we visited and tried to talk Grandma into joining Farmville. She was saying that she didn't have time to do something like that. Each time one of us would tell her "but you don't have to do anything! Just be my neighbor! (8 neighbors and you get to expand... 10 and you get to expand more and we all REALLY wanted that.)

Fianally the cake was ready but John had some catching up to do so he ate the leftovers while we ate dessert.